It is with sorrow but gratitude for a long life well lived that William entered into his well-deserved rest in the Lord at Trillium Hospital on Saturday, August 29th. Beloved husband and best friend of Brenda, father of Jim (Cindy), grandfather of Jamie and Katherine (Jean-Michel), great grandfather of Novak. Survived also by brother-in-law Randy (Elizabeth) Moncrieff as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by first wife Grace. Bill grew up in Oakville, was a graduate of Queen’s University, Kingston and Knox College, Toronto studying theology. He graduated from Knox College in 1948 and spent 2 years in Manitoba before returning to Toronto. He, along with a team of 5 men, helped establish St. Giles (later St. Giles Kingsway) Presbyterian Church in Etobicoke. He then went on to minister in that congregation for 40 years, retiring in 1990 after which the congregation presented him with the title “Minister Emeritus”. He served on many Boards/committees of the National Church as well as Presbytery and Synod. For his faithful service, Knox College conferred on him an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1978. Bill was truly a ‘gentle’man, quiet and humble in spirit, a man with a strong faith who served His Lord and His church well. Due to COVID 19, there will be a private funeral service at St. Giles Kingsway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Living Trust Fund, St Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd. Etobicoke M9A 2Y6 or a charity of your choice.